|The total cost of my '04 Fuji Track has just increased...||jtferraro|
Oct 21, 2003 9:21 AM
|Picked it up from my LBS yesterday and spent an additional $217, bringing the grand total to $747. This includes:
0.) $530, post-tax for bike
1.) Shimano Tiagra dual-pivot front brake caliper
2.) Shimano Tiagra brake levers & cables (as you may recall, the complete left/front brake lever has been installed and the right/rear "hood" only)
3.) Shimano PD-M520 mtb pedals (new this year - takes the place of the M515)
4.) Salsa 42T CNC machined 7075-T6 aluminum chainring
5.) Blackburn Chicane stainless steel water bottle cage
6.) Cinelli handlebar tape and plugs (the stock Fuji tape couldn't re-used).
+ $50 labor (my shop wrench mentioned the wheels were a bit out of true and/or dish, and the headset wasn't properly adjusted, so he corrected these issues). He also installed a piece of cable housing under the right side ("dummy" side) top handlebar tape so it feels the same as the left side, which I thought was a great idea. Additionally, he stuck a small piece of handlebar tape into the dummy hood, where he removed the lever, to give it a cleaner look.
I then installed my old Cat-Eye Enduro 2 computer. My old Shimano mtb shoes have had it, so I purchased some new Sidi Dominator 4's, then installed my new Shimano SPD cleats (that came with the new pedals). I'll use these shoes for riding both my mtb and the new Fuji.
I'll save $54 (off the grand total spent on the Fuji, which would bring the total to under $700) if I install a used set of M515 pedals on it, then move the new M520's to my mtb. Hmm...I think I'll do that. ;-)
I took it around town a bit yesterday and I'm really glad I decided to install that front brake, as it provides me w/much more control...and confidence. The new gearing (42T x 16T) defintely feels more ideal and the addition of "hoods" is great, too...as now I have another place to rest my hands. The overall geometry, fit, and set-up is very similar to my TREK 5500, which was my goal.
Updated pic(s) to come later tonight. The black TruVativ crank/spider stands out much more now that my new chainring is silver, but it doesn't look bad. Anyway, a "real" ride report to come very soon, too (planning on commuting to work tomorrow...not that it's a "real" ride at only about 8 miles round trip!).
Any other new Fuji Track owners have any updates or ride reports?
Oct 21, 2003 6:40 PM
|headtube and front brake caliper...||jtferraro|
Oct 21, 2003 6:44 PM
|handlebar (and new tape), brake levers, and computer...||jtferraro|
Oct 21, 2003 6:47 PM
|Pedals and water bottle cage...||jtferraro|
Oct 21, 2003 6:49 PM
Oct 21, 2003 6:50 PM
Oct 21, 2003 6:54 PM
|Since I had a smaller chainring installed, as opposed to a larger cog, the rear wheel has moved back a bit (it was originally centered in the trackend). This might be advantageous when it comes to trying to fit wider tires on the bike or, if possible, fenders.
|The mods were made, pics posted and the mods were good...then||cmgauch|
Oct 22, 2003 6:43 AM
|the wicked geared roadie stepsister was henceforth banished to life behind the wicker chair.
PS the 04's paint scheme is so much nicer than the 03's lucky dog.
Oct 22, 2003 7:35 AM
|I don't think that will be the case...but ya' never know. Least for now the fixie will get more saddle time!
Yup, I too like the '04 paint scheme more and that was one of the major reasons I went the '04 route.